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Meet current students, graduates and staff that were once students share 'WHY I CHOSE FASHION HIGH' as the school they wanted to go to when they were applying as middle school students.

Ms. Chavez, our Admissions Associate, Fashion Instructor and Class of 1992 Alumni, conducts a series of interviews where volunteers share their answers to the following questions:

  • What enticed you to apply to HSFI during your 8th-grade year? Why were you interested in applying to our school?

  • What concerns or fears did you have back as an applicant? How did you overcome those fears and concerns?

  • What experiences at HSFI helped you develop into the student you are today?

  • What advice would you give to current eighth graders applying to HSFI?

Former 8th grader from JHS 223 - Brooklyn

'Being introduced to a variety of courses while also meeting new friendships and being exposed to diversity. It allowed me to become more open-minded and learn new opportunities. HSFI challenged me into becoming a high achieving student.'

Former 8th grader from Almadinah School - Brooklyn

' someone who is shy and afraid of public speaking, I tend to stay in my comfort zone. However, once I stepped out of my comfort zone regardless of the fear that I have, I realized it isn't so scary and it's just my imagination creating fear that doesn't exist.'

Former 8th grader from Ascension Catholic School - Manhattan

'I think my main concern/fear was coming from a small Catholic school, how would I be able to adapt to this school with 10 floors, with over 1,500 students? I didn't know if I would love it, or hate it, but eventually, I took that chance and realized that it felt like the "right fit.".'

Graduates & EDUCATORS

Why they chose Fashion High

Anthony - Class of 2019
& Marcel - Class of 2016
Anthony is a current Senior at Fashion Institute of Technology and Marcel graduated from Buffalo State College, Class of 2021 and is now a regular CTE substitute teacher at HSFI
Class of 2019
Former Students With Disabilities graduated from the Advanced Fashion Class and is now a
Senior at Bronx Community College and was recently accepted to CHAVON SCHOOL OF DESIGN
'The sky is the limit, no one can tell you that because you have a disability you CAN'T'... because you have a disability, that has to be your motivation.
See Rejection as Redirection.''
Ms. Belinda David
Class of 1993
Fashion Instructor &
Alumni Association Director

HSFI Students, graduates and staff all volunteered to be interviewed
A true testament to the love for our community

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